(Darren Wilson) We’ve all done it. Your kids have scored about 12 pounds of candy over Halloween and they think they’ve hidden it well. But at some point you, as an adult who can very easily go to the store and buy your own candy, sneak into their room while they’re sleeping and pull out your favorites. When they notice the next day (and believe me, they’ll notice) you try to tell them you only took candy you knew they wouldn’t like. It doesn’t work. But you don’t care. Because this time of year means everyone becomes a candy obsessed kid again.
Let me just begin by saying that I realize that some people feel a strong conviction to not celebrate Halloween. That’s cool. I respect your convictions. But quite often I hear of Christians who have no such convictions feeling pressure to do the same. And I wanted to write this to show that there may be another viewpoint for Halloween that is not only valid, but may be even biblical. We don’t need any more faith bullies. We do need people who can love each other even when they disagree. And while I have a feeling a lot of people are going to disagree with me, I’ll try my best to explain why I believe it’s OK for Christians to enjoy Halloween. MORE